Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Anderson, C.A. & Carnagey, N.L. (2009). Causal effects of violent sports video games on aggression: Is it competitiveness or violent content? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 4 May.

  • This study examines the impact of excessive violence in sport video games on aggression-related variables.

Cressman, D.L.,  Callister, M., Robinson, T. & Near, C. (2009). Swearing in the cinema: An analysis of profanity in US teen-oriented movies, 1980-2006. Journal of Children and Media, 3 (2),117 -135.

  • This study examines the types, frequency, and usage of profanity in movies directed at and featuring teenagers.

Lobelo, F., Dowda, M., Pfeiffer, K.A., & Pate, R.R.
(2009). Electronic media exposure and its association with
activity-related outcomes in female adolescents: Cross-sectional and
longitudinal analyses. J Phys Act Health, 6(2), 137-143.

  • This study attempts to assess in adolescent girls the cross-sectional and
    longitudinal associations between elevated exposure to electronic
    media  and activity-related outcomes such as compliance with physical
    activity standards or cardio-respiratory fitness.

Page, R.M &  Brewster, A.
(2009). Depiction of food as having drug-like properties in televised
food advertisements directed at children: Portrayals as pleasure
enhancing and addictive. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23(3),

  • This study examines food commercials airing during children’s TV programming
    for portrayals of behaviors associated with substance use, violence,
    disrespect, and stealing.

Yan, Z.(2009). Differences in high school and college students' basic knowledge and perceived education of Internet safety: Do high school students really benefit from the Children's Internet Protection Act? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(3), 209-217.

  • This study investigates differences in basic knowledge and perceived education of Internet safety protection strategies in high school and college students.


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